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Father’s Day Book Giveaway: Punk Rock Dad

Punk Rock Dad by Jim Lindberg is a fast read that is furiously funny. You’ll laugh out loud as Lindberg figures out how to maintain his punk integrity while becoming a great Daddy.

I’m in the process of moving (more about moving with a baby later), so I just got this book and Father’s Day is Sunday!

So, just a short and sweet contest: Leave a comment by 11:59 PM on Father’s Day (June 17) about why that Dad in your life rocks. Make sure to leave a valid e-mail address or a link to your website so I can contact you if you win!

Although business trips for Lindberg involve going on the road with his band and “Daddy Time” means slam dancing until he breaks his nose, he faces many of the same challenges any other new Dad encounters. Most of us have to reconcile our younger selves with our new roles as parents and Lindberg does so with admirable verve and passion.

Lindberg is at his best when he describes the sometimes hilarious, sometimes tender moments when he connects with his little ones-bopping along to the Ramones or telling ad-libbed fairy tales. He may have a fierce punk attitude, but his book lets us in on a secret: even the toughest dude melts when he holds his baby.

Be forewarned, this Dad does not censor himself. The profanity and lewd references are not gratuitous, but don’t expect Lindberg to stop giving the finger to the man anytime soon.

Punk Rock Dad is a boisterous bender through becoming a parent, but mostly it is a sweet paean to fatherhood.

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23 Responses to "Father’s Day Book Giveaway: Punk Rock Dad"

  1. oona baker says:

    My daughter’s father rocks because he takes her for a long walk every Saturday morning so I can sleep in an extra hour. And they bring me back a tea and pastry!

  2. Anonymous says:

    My son’s stepfather is awesome as he sits for hours playing G.I. Joe! LOL!

  3. amygeekgrl says:

    my kids’ dad rocks because he takes care of them in the morning on the weekends so i can get a little extra sleep. he also takes on poopy diaper in the middle of the night duty for our son and that means a lot. :)

    hope your move is going well! :)

  4. carole harris says:

    my husband rocks as my daughters father because he never fails to take them to the neatest railroad museums or outings. He goes fish shopping with them, and bought them a bigger aquarium. He was there when my oldest was very sick, and needed to have her ng put in several times. He’s just a good guy.

  5. MoonMaiden says:

    It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Maureen says:

    my kids have the rockin’est dad. he is great, they’re exposed to lots of music, we have every instrument available to them. they love punk bands and we take them to family friendly shows and events. he cooks and cleans and is more active with the kids than anyone i know! we love our kids and our large family!!

  7. ambre says:

    My dad doesnt bug me

  8. bethany says:

    My husband works all day, but as soon as he gets home takes our son outside and plays with him so I can have some time to myself! He even gets up in the middle of the night with him!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you.

  10. Milk Carton Manna says:

    My son’s dad rocks because… he’s a stay-at-home Dad! So much for stereotypical gender roles!

  11. rachel says:

    my girls’ dad rocks in so many ways.

    he tag team parents with me when i’m feeling unwell (a lot of the time, I have chronic pain).

    he plays with our girls as KIDS rather than girls, and so they have a ton of fun doing things that might not interest other girls.

    He plays, wrestles, and otherwise does things that I can’t do with the girls. Plus he will do anything they are interested in, and he explains his interests so they like his stuff too.

    Right now they aremi rebuilding a computer so he & my 9yo can play WOW together and go through a dungeon. :)

  12. Allegra says:

    A counterculture rebel can find it hard to meld his sexy, edgy self with that other self-the caring nurturer.
    But my husband made the transition so seamlessly that he actually made it cool to be a dad. At this writing, most of his bandmates and even his best friend ,the goth chick, are all new parents.
    (He is such a trendsetter.)
    What a pair we make, me gaily singing Japanese pop songs and playing Kill BIll in the front yard with my daughter and my fake practice samurai swords, him sitting in a lawn chair watching us and playing a Pantera riff on his bass.
    We are not our parents. Sometimes, it might seem to others that we are not even from this planet. But our way works for us and our daughter is thriving. My husband learned through trial and error that parenthood doesn’t mean losing yourself. A child doesn’t care if all your shirts have skulls on them, or if you play your music loud. All that matters is that you listen and are attentive and playfully thoughtful with your child. My daughter, who is 9, recently told me “You and my dad are the best parents ever. you listen to me, you spend time with me,you play video games with me. You’re cool.” I know that eventually she won’t think we’re cool. But I hope she’ll remember all the quality time and love we gave her, after all our cool clothes go out of style and our favorite songs cross over to the oldies stations.

  13. The reason my old dad rocks if that he keeps taking me and my mates too old band reunions. The last of which was the undertones at the Liverpool Academy. Just for the record he reckons it wasn’t as good as the old days, but me and my mates reckon he can still pogo with the best of us.
    Rock on dad I love you.

  14. Christi says:

    There are not enough words to describe my appreciation for my husband, the father of my two kids. He lead a wild life before we had kids and put those days behind him for midnight feedings, diaper changes and spit up in the face. Yes he did all those things to help me and bond with the babies; a really hands on daddy. We do everything together as a family and the kids are so excited when we come home and he got off work already and they see his truck is in the driveway. They literally start unbuckling themselves and trying to climb out before we even get all the way in the garage. The kids favorite games with Dad are tickle monster and pool kid toss. He always keeps them laughing. We couldn’t ask for a better daddy in the world. We love him so much and want to show him that!

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